Palo Alto

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
3330 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304
United States
T +1 650-859-7000

Overview

We have two offices in Northern California, with about 35 lawyers based in Palo Alto and nearly 150 in San Francisco working in integrated teams and drawing on experience from Kirkland’s international network. Our Northern California private equity team is among the largest dedicated private equity groups in the region, representing investors in all stages of the investment cycle. The Palo Alto team has particular experience in growth equity and mid-market transactions. Our intellectual property team advises clients on transactional IP issues as well as high-stakes patent infringement and trade secret litigation in venues across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Our Palo Alto office has been integral to our success in Northern California since it opened in 2008. The team has also invested in Silicon Valley communities through pro bono service and volunteerism.

Palo Alto Office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP Pursues LEED Certification 

In keeping with California's commitment to be an environmental leader, Kirkland's new Palo Alto location is LEED® certified under the Commercial Interiors rating system, achieving LEED Silver Certification. Under the LEED green building certification program, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council®, the office established benchmarks for recycling waste, reducing energy and water use, using environmentally responsible materials and improving air quality.

LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED CI) guided the following efforts in Palo Alto, among many others.

  • Water Use Reduction: The office employs efficient plumbing fixtures that, in aggregate, use over 35 percent less water than baseline occupant usage for the building.

  • Alternative Transit - Bike Storage and Changing Room: Palo Alto provides secure bicycle storage and shower and changing facilities to increase employee use of alternative transportation.

  • Alternative Transportation - Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles: Palo Alto offers preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.

  • Green Power: Palo Alto has engaged in a two-year contract to purchase 100 percent of the office's electricity from renewable resources.

  • Green Cleaning: The office ensures that green cleaning products are incorporated into janitorial services, including floor cleaners, paper products and trash bags. Products are non-hazardous and have a low environmental impact.

  • Recycled Content: Materials made with recycled content - including furniture and furnishings - are used throughout the Palo Alto office.